Deployment Service

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The Deployment Service (DLS) is a Management application for central administration and management of the following IP Devices (both SIP and HFA) in VoIP networks:

The latest version is OpenScape Deplyoment Service V3 R0.

Most important DLS features

  • Inventory management: The DLS is the central inventory data manager for IP Devices. Inventory data describes the hardware configuration and capacity of the IP Phones and includes information on items, such as add-on devices or adapters available.
  • Configuration management: DLS is a user-friendly tool to read and modify configuration of IP Devices. Changes can be done on individual IP Devices, as well as on groups of IP Devices using DLS table view and the bulk change feature.
  • Software deployment: DLS allows easy software upgrade of IP Phones to a specific version or the latest SW version available.
  • Plug&Play function: The DLS supports Plug&Play, that is automatic configuration of a phone as well as provision with up-to-date software on phone startup.
  • User Mobility for IP phones (only released for OpenScape Voice solutions and pure SIP environment): With the Mobility feature, a user's personal configuration and data, for instance key layout, phonebook, or call lists, becomes portable. The user data is stored and deployed on demand by the DLS.

The DLS is designed as a client/server application. The client (DLS-GUI: Graphical User Interface) is written in Java and requires a standard web browser and JRE as Java runtime engine.

The server is also written in Java. Two DLS server variants are available:

  • DLS as standalone installation on MS Windows 2003 or XP:
  • DLS installed on-oboard on a OpenScape Voice platform (DLS is delivered with OpenScape Voice Assistant DVD).

In addition to standard DLS-GUI based operation, most DLS functions can also be operated by external applications over a web service interface, the DlsAPI.

The following features are available in DLS V2 and higher:

  • Scalability/Resilience: As an option, a separate MS SQL EE can be installed for higher scalability and performance.
  • Multiple client specific databases : Service technicians can now switch easily between client specific databases from within the DLS.
  • Licensing: As of DLS V2, the Mobility feature is licensed. For each mobility-enabled user, one license must be purchased. Please refer to the Sales Information document for further infomration on ordering positions.

The following features are available in DLS V3 and higher:

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Capacity Limits and Restrictions

  • DLS V2 can suppport up to total of 100,000 end devices with an external MS SQL. Since the maximum can vary based on configuration, please refer to the DLS Planning Guide or the DLS Database Calculator (embedded in the Release Notice) for details.
  • Full Plug&Play functionality requires a DHCP/DNS infrastructure in the network, which has been configured for operation with the DLS.
  • You can only install one DLS per DHCP domain in the network.
  • The DLS user interface is available in German and English.
  • V2: For the Mobility feature, a license is required.


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Online Help / Administration Manual

DLS is shipped with a comprehensive context-sensitive online help. This documentation is also available as PDF file.
The most up-to-date version is always part of the latest DLS delivery.
In the Windows version of DLS, you will find it at: program files\DeploymentService\doc

Latest version for download:



Documentation of the DLS WebService interface DlsAPI:

See also